Alternatives to Stress Eating : Dr. Kim's Blog

Alternatives to Stress Eating

Alternatives to Stress Eating

There are two kinds of people out there—those that eat less when they are stressed, and those that eat more. If you are the latter, eating for comfort every now and then is okay, but when it becomes a regular thing with chronic stress, maintaining a healthy weight and a healthy relationship with food may become challenging.

The truth is, eating may appear to alleviate the stress for the moment, but as soon as the food is gone, the stress and emotions could still be there. This may leave you reaching for more…and more…and more, and, eventually, feelings of guilt and shame. Try these strategies as alternatives to stress eating. Continue reading “Alternatives to Stress Eating”

Understanding Chronic Fatigue Syndrome : Dr. Kim's Blog

Understanding Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Understanding Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) has not been recognized in the medical community for long.  In fact, it first became a noted in the 1990’s, and received it’s official medical status in the 2000’s.  

For a diagnosis of CFS to be given, the patient’s symptoms must include fatigue or lethargy, and this must have been causing a 50 percent loss of physical and social function, for at least six months. Continue reading “Understanding Chronic Fatigue Syndrome”

10 Tips to Keeping Holiday Parties “Light”

10 Tips to Keeping Holiday Parties “Light”

When you attend holiday parties, before the night is over you can consume 700-1500 extra calories. Multiply that by the number of holiday parties in the season and it is no wonder that we gain weight during the holiday season.

For this reason, Dr. Kim has created this list of the top 10 ways to keep holiday parties “light” both on the stomach and the waistline.  These tips will help to limit the number of calories you consume while you still enjoy yourself at the party. Continue reading “10 Tips to Keeping Holiday Parties “Light””

How to Identify Food Allergies and Sensitivities

How to Identify Food Allergies and Sensitivities

Could a reaction to food be causing your diarrhea? What about constipation? Gas and bloating? Eczema? Acne? Chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia? ADHD?

Yes, Yes and Yes!

Reactions to food, either sensitivities or allergies can cause a variety of different symptoms and can be the underlying cause of many health issues, especially chronic health issues. Continue reading “How to Identify Food Allergies and Sensitivities”